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defense attorney

n. 1) the attorney representing the defendant in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution. 2) a lawyer who regularly represents defendants who have insurance and who is chosen by the insurance company. 3) a lawyer who regularly represents criminal defendants. Attorneys who regularly represent clients in actions for damages are often called "plaintiff's attorneys." (See: defendant, plaintiff's attorney)

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Summit Defense Attorneys is one of the San Jose's largest and most experienced groups of Criminal Defense Attorneys that only represents individuals charged with or accused of a crime.
Mark Sabitt is a defense attorney in the Angelica Swartout murder trial.
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The case was finally cleared to go to trial in late April, at which point defense attorneys filed for an emergency review by an appellate court.
1) A typical dialogue between a defense attorney and a potential juror may go something like this.
When Law and Order presents a more typical case - a young black male accused of drug dealing, for instance - you can be sure that it's the defense attorney who will be sleazy or incompetent, while the D.
In his roles as a criminal defense attorney Laden has been following the George Zimmerman trial closely.
You don't want to give the police anything they can work with,'' said Robert Ernenwein, a defense attorney who is also a legal analyst for Fox News.
You tried to move heaven and earth to get a search warrant to search this man's belongings and you were obstructed," defense attorney Edward MacMahon said to the agent.
What should be on trial, the defense attorney suggests, is not the defendant but the way gay people behave.
The study, CompScope(TM) Benchmarks for Pennsylvania, 6th Edition, provides a meaningful comparison of the workers' compensation systems in Pennsylvania and 12 other important states on key performance measures such as benefit payments and costs per claim, timeliness of payments, and defense attorney involvement by analyzing a similar group of claims and adjusting for interstate differences in industry mix, wage levels, and industry type.
com)-- Summit Defense Law Group is pleased to announce that Superlawyer Magazine has recognized another Summit Defense attorney as a 2010 Rising Star in the San Francisco Bay Area legal community.

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